I am trying to get option value from node in drupal rules. I have a form-group which consists of fields. The field in question is a select list - it consists of different names, with every option there is an email. They are stored in this way:

[email protected]|EXAMPLE
[email protected]|EXAMPLE2

So option value for EXAMPLE is [email protected] Let us call this field operator. So I want to send/get email from this node What I have atm in rules is [node:field-operator:value] which does not work. [node:field-operator] for example just fetches the name e.g EXAMPLE. I have tried tons of ways by now but I know that solution must be simple, it's just my first time using drupal and been looking for an answer for hours. Thank you for your help.

  • You may have a bit more luck searching for an answer if you refer to the email storage as a 'key' because that is the standard term for it, each of those items will be stored in an array with the text on the left of the pipe forming the key and the text on the right forming the value. You may even find there is a token for [node:field-operator:key]
    – Darvanen
    Sep 10, 2014 at 1:00

2 Answers 2


Make sure you already have the Token module installed in your site. The Token module.

  1. on your site go to /admin/config/workflow/rules
  2. Select send an email on the action section of the rule
  3. Click switch to data selection
  4. Click DATA SELECTORS and find your select list Eg:(node:field-select-list) token and add it into To box.

Hope it help

  • Thank you everyone, tried all solutions but token module worked rightaway. Can't add multiple values with data selector but it sends the email now! Sep 10, 2014 at 9:31
  • @Dreamscaper Glad to know that your problem is solved now, could it be possible to accept the suggested solution.
    – Yama
    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:33

I duplicated your scenario and also could not get the key to be used in rules. There is no token for :key.

However, if you go to the display settings for you content type, you can change the format of your list text field to 'Key' (by default it is Default). Now your rule will use the key value of the pair, instead of the value. This means that when viewing said node it will also display the key (ie. email) part of your field, and only when editing or adding said content will the list box use the value part of the pair.

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